Sharks are powerful marine animals and seeing one in a dream has some peculiar meanings. In order to understand the subconscious message behind such a dream and to interpret it correctly, you need to analyze the settings of a dream and compare it to the potential meanings listed below.
Dreams are not easy to interpret. There are thousands of factors playing the role. Typically there are two approaches behind the theoretical analysis of a dream. It could be analyzed by the psychological methods and another involving a more general, esoteric approach. I will write about both of them in this article. Then it is up to you to decide which suits your mind more.
When one thinks about the shark and its character, the following words come in mind:
Sharks are apex animals that terrorize the ocean. For millions of years, they dwell in the open seas and kill anything they can stumble upon in order to survive. They are amazing hunters, have sharp teeth and swim extremely fast. They carry the symbolism of strength, danger, and survival. It is crucial to keep all these in mind before interpreting your dreams about sharks.
Meaning Behind Shark dreams
There can be both positive and negative meanings behind dreaming of sharks. Only by the detailed analysis of the settings, it is possible to interpret it correctly. Therefore, I will interpret various scenarios involving them.
Seeing shark in the ocean while you swim symbolizes the danger. There is a threat around you in a real-life and your mind is trying to warn you. The symbolism of strength and a hunter belongs to that danger and not you. In this scenario, you are only prey. It is difficult to defeat a shark in the water. It is where they feel the most comfortable. Thus, simply facing and fighting the threat won’t do any good. After detecting it, you need to think hard to understand how you can tackle the danger.
If you paniced in such a dream, it means you have a weak character and can be defeated easily. If despite the danger, you did not panic and decided to face the hunter, it means you have a strong character and ready to face tough challenges in real life.
If shark attacked you in a dream, it means that in the near future you are expecting difficulties in real life. Your mind is picking up subliminal cues around you. It could be minor things building up over time and now it is about to hit you all together. Shark attack symbolizes the danger you are in. With such images, your mind is trying to warn you about the upcoming difficulties.
We can further dissect the scenario as it has various sub-meanings. If after the attack:
You died – Then the threat is more serious and you need to be careful in real life. I recommend carefully analyzing the current situation you are in and deciding what could be the trigger of such dreams.
You survived – your brain is detecting the upcoming challenges, but it is not too serious. Sure, it will be difficult to face them, but you subconsciously feel optimistic and most likely won’t do much harm.
You defeated the shark – Perhaps in real life, it is highly unlikely this to happen, but in a dream, our imagination runs wild in order to clearly depict what your mind is trying to tell you. If you defeated a shark, it means that your confidence level is high and you should feel absolutely sure about your decisions in real life. Your subconscious mind knows what you are capable of. It has access to all the memories of your achievements and has a much clearer overview of your skills than you. have in daily life. Believe in yourself and push your desires without hesitation. Although, obviously, don’t use this to justify the spontaneous decisions. You should only go for things that you’ve been thinking about for a good amount of time.
Shark attacked your friend or a family member – It is not only ourselves we see in danger in a dream. It could also be somebody we love and care about. In case you saw your friend or a family member being attacked by a shark in a dream, it means the relationship between you and them is becoming or will get difficult to maintain. There is or will be problems arising that need delicate care. Otherwise, your relationship will be ruined.
If shark helped you survive the attack of another marine animal, it means that the situation you thought was dangerous for you will be helping you survive another challenge in life. We often fear of certain things and try to avoid or fight them. Sometimes, however, they can be used to overcome other problems. Use this opportunity to analyze how your current problems are used to improve your life. Remember, everything has good and bad sides. While you should try to avoid a bad one, you can always use a good side to your advantage.
Psychological Meaning Behind Shark dreams
Psychologists approach dream interpretations with more scientific methods. Therefore, the meaning behind shark dreams according to them is more general and coming from personal experiences.
The general symbolism of a shark is crucial here as well. We all have images of sharks as dangerous animals. There are countless movies with them chasing and eating people. When we dream of them, it most likely means we have some kind of fear trapped in our subconscious mind.
Because of the frequent usage in the entertainment industry, it is also highly possible that you simply saw a shark somewhere recently and your mind simply remembered it. Then, during sleep, you saw it in a dream.